The DuPont Clifford Brown Jazz Festival is a popular multiday outdoor marathon of jazz in tribute to the late, great Wilmington native. Every June, visitors can take in the sounds of this celebratory event in Rodney Square.
Presented by the City of Wilmington, the DuPont Clifford Brown Jazz Festival is the largest FREE jazz festival on the east coast. This renowned jazz festival has been entertaining Wilmington and visitors from up and down the east coast for over 25 years. The Festival is a tribute to this great man and a way to keep his memory alive.
Featuring outstanding performances on the main stage, vendors, food, wine and craft beers for purchase.
Performances start at 6pm on the weekdays and noon on Saturday.
Sunday, June 16, 1-7pm
Clifford Brown Jazz Festival Kickoff Celebration
Clifford Brown Listening Garden
16th Street and Clifford Brown Walk
Alfie Moss & Dexter Koonce
The Jackie Browne Nonet
The Fast Lane Big Band
MAINSTAGE PERFORMANCES IN RODNEY SQUARE:
Wednesday, June 19, 5:30pm
Thursday, June 20, 5:30pm
Quincy Jones presents the Alfredo Rodriguez Trio
Spanish Harlem Orchestra
Pablo Batista’s Latin Jazz Ensemble with Special Guest Nestor Torres
Friday, June 21, 5:30pm
The Jenkins Project
Christian Scott a Tunde Adjuah
Norman Brown’s Summer Storm starring Euge Groove and Lindsey Webster
Clifford Brown Block Party
Live music, DJ, food & drink specials at participating restaurants
Saturday, June 22, 1pm
Fostina Dixon & Winds of Change
Mwenso & The Shakes
Raye Jones Avery & Adagio
Kendrick Scott Oracle
Terence Blanchard featuring The E-Collective
An Evening with Branford Marsalis
Hands-On Jazz for Kids with the Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble
Wilmington Public Library
10 E. 10th Street (across the street from Rodney Square)
Children will have the opportunity to “touch” Jazz music via a hands-on “jam” session. Children are invited to explore the vibrant world of jazz, singing, drumming, scatting, dancing, and using their imaginations. The goal is to remove barriers between music and audiences (of all ages) and focus on the FUN and healing powers of live music.
Interactive Music Journey
Christina Cultural Arts Center
705 N. Market Street
The Connection: Jazz, Folk Music, and African Griot in the music of Bill Withers and Curtis Mayfield